KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen types of food have been put under price control for the Chinese New Year on February 8, said Domestic Trade cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.
“The maximum retail price in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor for Grade A eggs dropped to RM0.37 sen from RM0.40 sen, Grade B eggs dropped to RM0.36 sen from RM0.39 sen and Grade C eggs dropped to RM0.35 sen from RM0.38 sen last year,” he said when announcing the list of price controlled goods here, today.
The maximum retail price for live chicken rose to RM5.80/kg compared to RM5.70/kg, standard chicken rose to RM7.30/kg compared to RM7.00/kg, super chicken rose to RM8.10/kg compared to RM7.80/kg.
The price of goods which remain unchanged are round cabbage at RM3.30/kg and garlic (China) at RM8.00/kg; bawal putih at RM37/kg; white shrimp (big) at RM38/kg; pork (intestine) at RM24/kg; pork (meat and fat) at RM16/kg and live pigs at RM8.40/kg.
Hamzah said the maximum price for producers, wholesalers and retailer was to ensure fair play and was among government measures to reduce the cost of living.
“The scheme is implemented under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011. Traders are required to sell controlled items not exceeding the maximum price set and put pink tags to distinguish them from other goods,” he said.
Some 2,000 enforcement officers will be stationed at shopping malls, wet markets, morning markets and farmers markets to carry out inspection.-BERNAMA